Meet Daniel! Daniel commenced in 2011 through a Cadetship Program in Logistics. The program allowed Daniel to work while he studied and provided him with practical training and on-the-job experience in areas such as rostering staff, managing charter hires and scheduling bus services. Following completion of his two year cadetship, Daniel secured a position as a Scheduler and is now based in Leichhardt scheduling bus services in Sydney's Southern Region.
Daniel has gained a lot of development during his time at State Transit. "I have become quite effective at interpreting the policy and procedures of the organisation, along with industrial instruments such as the Awards that apply to both Bus Operators and salaried staff". Daniel sees this experience and the other skills he has gained as a great foundation for building his future career. "Moving through different State Transit locations during the Cadetship Program, I have learnt the ability and importance of networking, significantly improved my confidence and developed my problem solving skills in order to schedule services efficiently for major events such as Sydney's City2Surf."
Daniel sees the other big benefits of working for State Transit are meeting people from many different 'walks of life' and providing a service to the community. "I love that I can be a part of making a difference in someone's life. State Transit plays such an integral part of getting people around Sydney, whether it is to and from work or other destinations and I like that I can be a part of providing a service of the highest quality to them."
One of Daniel's career highlights was being able to assist a Not for Profit organisation by arranging for free bus services for less fortunate to and from a Christmas Day function. "People reported back that there were smiles all around which was pleasing to hear. To be able to help those who are less fortunate and allow them to celebrate Christmas Day in a way that we may take for granted was a great feeling."